Cheesecake of the week – send us your flavours!

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Branksome Beach Cheesecake of the week

We’re famous for our version of this classic dessert  –  a rich creamy soft cheese, mixed with natural ingredients and topped with a delicious shortbread biscuit. Now each week we’ll be concocting a NEW flavour!

What flavours would you like to see us make? Are you a classic lemon or do you have penchant for the more exotic?

Send us your suggestions on Facebook or email bbeach@banquets.co.uk and inspire us!

Best Head Chef Role in Britain?

Head chef BenOur Head Chef Ben is always smiling and we think we know why… he’s got the best chef’s job in Britain! He works in a kitchen that looks out across the Dorset coast, he’s got a great team and what’s more he gets to create dishes from fantastic seasonal local produce.

Ben grew up in Surrey and trained at Farnborough Technical College, and has been at Branksome Beach on and off for eight years. He worked his way up from chef de partie to sous chef before working in various positions at local eateries Reef Encounter and our sister establishment Sandbanks Beach Cafe.  A stint travelling and cheffing in Australia across a whole host of coastal restaurants has given him a flair for seafood, which perfectly suits his position as Head Chef at Branksome.

“We offer a varied menu at Branksome Beach because we like to appeal to everyone’s appetites, so you’ll find classic British seaside fare such as fish and chips, along side equally traditional French Bouillabaisse.  With such great local produce at my fingertips it’s not difficult to be inspired to create new dishes each season.  The surprise hit this summer has definitely been ‘Monkfish Scampi’ which our customers can’t seem to get enough of and the lobster specials have been flying out.  Personally I love cooking fish whole on the bone, dressed with a flavoursome accompaniment so you will always find a couple of these on the menu.”

Whilst we agree that Ben cooks to perfection, we think he’s talented in many ways.  So we definitely encourage you to leave room for one of our scrumptious desserts or if you’re feeling naughty, an alcoholic ice-lolly!

 

Christmas Cocktails – £6.95

 

 

Festive fizz or Christmas cocktail?  It’s a hard choice but we’ve made it easier by combining the two to come up with three delicious Prosecco based cocktails to get you in the party mood.  Available in the restaurant when dining or upstairs in the Terrace Bar.  You must try all three and let us know what you think!

 

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Christmas At Branksome Beach

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The nights are drawing in and the temperature has plummeted which can only mean one thing…  Christmas is coming!

So why not celebrate by the sea this season by joining one of our festive party nights?  Priced at £30per person, they include a disco by our resident DJ, table novelties, crackers and FREE car parking. After a delicious 3 course meal you can dance the night away and enjoy fabulous cocktails and drink offers.

Our set party nights take place every Friday  from 27th November to 18th December but we also offer exclusive use. To reserve your table please call  01202 767235.

 

 

Branksome Beach Christmas Party Menu 

 £30 per person

Starter

Warm goats cheese and walnut salad with fig, celeriac, watercress, and grapes

Ham hock terrine, with apple, celery, and broccoli piccalilli with homemade sage bread

Cream of white onion soup

Prawn and smoked salmon salad with Bloody Mary aioli and ciabatta

Mains

Traditional turkey with all the trimmings

Braised blade of beef with potato fondant, confit shallots, roast beetroot and whisky jus

Pan-fried fillet of hake with wilted spinach, cherry tomatoes and tapenade

Wild mushroom, spinach pie with truffle mash

Desserts

Mulled poached pear with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

Winter berry cheesecake

Traditional homemade Christmas pudding with Brandy Butter

Coffee or tea

To book please call the team on 01202 767235 

*£10 DEPOSIT PER PERSON AND PRE-ORDERING REQUIRED

 

Wine of the month – DA LUCA

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We are delighted to be offering a range of super-premium Italian wines from Da Luca alongside our regular wine list. As you may know we take our wines very seriously, offering some superb New World wines alongside classic French, and even an award-winning dessert wine.

Da Luca’s fresh and peachy Prosecco (£24.95) has been a firm favourite on the menu and we were so impressed by Da Luca’s aromatic Pinot Grigio and rich, brooding Primotivo that they are here to stay …at least for the next few months. In our own words the Pinot Grigio is an aromatic white which has hints of rose petals and pink grapefruit and the Primitivo,  is a dark red bursting with flavours of black cherry and cinnamon.

At only £20 per bottle these are excellent on the palate and the pocket!

Introducing evening specials menus

In addition to our fabulous new summer menu the chefs at Branksome Beach will be busy creating specials for our evening dining service. Each Thursday we will be bringing you a different weekly menu, featuring seasonal fish and seafood as the stars of the show; from mussels and lobster to whole fish and tiger prawns.

Don’t forget to book as we fill up quickly during July & August!

Sample Menu

Starters 

Mackerel Paté
Fennel and tomato chutney and rustic bread
7

Parma Ham & Honey Glazed Fig
Rocket salad and balsamic reduction
7

Main Course

Moules Frites
Cornish mussels cooked in a white wine cream sauce with fries
15

Bouillabaisse
Cod, tiger prawn, clams and mussels cooked in a tomato fish stew
17

Dessert

Gooseberry Crumble
Served with lavender Créme Anglaise
7

Lightly Poached Strawberries in Lime Syrup
Served with lemon sorbet
7

New summer menu & evening opening hours

So along with sunshine and longer days the summer also brings a new menu and evening openings for Branksome Beach. Along with our famous favourites such as classic Fish and Chips and our popular Branksome Beach Burger we’ve added some brand new items for you.

Try our succulent Monkfish “Scampi” and Fries, our delicious Braised Pork Belly with celeriac remoulade or our  Confit Duck Salad with caramelised figs, orange, fennel and pine nuts. That’s just a selection of our newly created dishes and we’ve even created alcoholic ice-lollies just for adults! Choose from Mojito or Raspberry Vodka.

Don’t forget as of Thursday 22nd May we will be open 7 days a week until 10pm. With a selection of evening only specials and our 2 for £22 offer available until the end of June there’s no excuse not to pop down. 

Exclusive evening private hire

We are now offering evening private hire of our beautiful restaurant for 50 guests or more and will work with you and your budget to create a bespoke event or party. Branksome Beach is the perfect spot for a special occasion so get in touch for further information and to arrange a  a chat over your requirements.

Pizza! Perfect for sharing – £8.95

Our delicious thin & crispy flatbread pizzas are now available upstairs in the Terrace bar all day every day.  Perfect for sharing especially when washed down with something cold and refreshing we have  3 tempting varieties to choose from;

  • Mozzerella, tomato, basil, red onion,pesto, rocket and parmesan.
  • Smoked salmon, red onion, crème fraiche, caper, dill, lemon, rocket and parmesan.
  • Chorizo, Dorset rosary goats cheese, roasted red pepper, red onion,pesto, rocket and parmesan.

Please note that all prices are correct at time of publishing, please check with restaurant before booking as they may have changed  

We are recruiting now – Open day Monday 3rd March

 

We are holding a Recruitment Open Day on Monday 3rd March between 10am-4pm at Branksome Beach .

This is a fantastic chance to visit our restaurant, meet the staff and speak to our Management team  about current career opportunities within our Restaurant.

So if you are an experienced Waiter/waitress with great front of house skills and want to work in one of the best located restaurants on the South Coast then come talk to us